Certification Full Name: Information Systems Security Engineering Professional
Certification Provider: ISC
Exam Code: CISSP-ISSEP
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CISSP-ISSEP certification is an expert level certification for CISSPS offered by International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 in conjunction with U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). It is aimed at systems security engineering professionals who want to incorporate security into business processes, software products, and all kinds of other information systems. This exam focuses on US Government C&A (Certification and Accreditation) and RMF (Risk Management Framework) related processes.
It is a globally recognized certification and is the most sought certification credential for Senior Systems Engineers, IA System Engineers, Senior Security Analysts, Information Assurance Analysts, and Information Assurance officers.
Before taking CISSP-ISSEP certification exam:
- You need to be CISSP certified in good standing.
- You need to have at least 2 years of full time paid experience in the area of security engineering.
- You have no criminal history or the similar background.You will be asked to respond to four yes/no questions regarding the same before taking the exam.
The Exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions that need to be answered within 3 hours. The 25 questions in the exam are research questions and are not graded in the exam. You need to pass the exam with 70% or better score. The exam also requires you to agree to (ISC)2 code of ethics and claim to have a clean criminal history.
If you are not able to clear the ISSAP exam in the first attempt then you can take the exam again in 30 days. If you fail again, then you need to wait for 90 days before taking the exam for the third time. Next available time to sit for the exam is after 180 days after the third attempt. In a calendar year, you can take maximum six attempts to take the exam.
The annual maintenance fee for the credential is $35.00 in addition to $85 annual maintenance fees that you pay for CISSP certification.
CISSP exam is based on the following sixCISSP-ISSEP CBK domains:
- Systems Security Engineering: This objective tests your understanding of the concepts such as defence in depth, systems lifecycle, and risk assessment. In addition, it tests your skills to use Information Assurance Technical Framework (IATF) to understand the users' need to protect their information systems and then design their systems accordingly.
- Certification and Accreditation / Risk Management Framework: This objective tests your understanding of the Certification and Accreditation and Risk Management Framework processes. It tests your skills to identify, understand, and implement these processes.
- Technical Management: This objective tests your understanding of the security tasks related to the system development models and how to mitigate those risks.
- U.S. Government Information Assurance Related Policies and Issuances: This objective tests your skills to understand, identify, and apply the regulations as specified by the United States Government Information Assurance regulations.
CISSP-ISSEP certification allows you to:
- Gain specialization in of system engineering principals and processes.
- Develop secure systems for organizations as per their requirements after analyzing their needs.
- Earn 25% more than non-certified professionals.
- Show your commitment towards your profession with enhanced credibility and marketability.
- Get yourself recognized globally and stand distinct among your fellow professionals.
After gaining CISSP-ISSEP certification I feel well versed in system engineering methodologies. I can now use Information Assurance Technical Framework to understand the user's needs and apply system engineering mechanisms to develop and design security solutions for the clients which are aligned to Certification and Accreditation and Risk Management Framework processes.
RichardBrown, Senior Security Analysts,Pinkerton Risk Management Services
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